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Lady Orchid( Orchis purpurea)

By teocali
Locally common in Kent, the Lady Orchid (Orchis purpurea) can be found in quite dense woodland extending out into clearings. It can grow some two feet in height and the flower head may have up to 50 flowers.
The 'hood' varies from almost black to dark red and the lip is predominantly white, flushed with pink, with a profusion of red/purple spots. It has the fanciful appearance of a lady dressed in a divided skirt.

Thank you all so much for your generous support of my last upload, with special thanks to Pete for the HC and to Jeanie for the GEA - all really appreciated Smile

Tags: Kent Wild Orchid Wildflower Flowers and plants Lady orchid Common Close -up and macro Orchis purpurea

Voters: ColleenA, ikett, gwynn56 and 34 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
6 Jan 2014 12:46PM
Another beauty.....great photography

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Ayoob 7 Australia
6 Jan 2014 1:12PM
Wonderful image.....Grin
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 2:19PM
Great shot, Sylvia - you've done well with orchids !
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
6 Jan 2014 4:04PM
A lovely image and a great presentation too. - gary
6 Jan 2014 5:12PM
Excellent capture and presentation !
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 5:38PM
Beautiful capture and arrangement Sylvia SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 6:49PM
A beautiful delicate image SylviaSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Jan 2014 10:51PM
Another lovely addition to the series Sylvia, you've isolated this pretty flower quite beautifully
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Jan 2014 4:18PM
this is a great series, they will be soon there again for our delight.

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